Annual Spring Writer's Conference

 

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The Department of English at the William Paterson University of New Jersey is proud to host an annual writer's conference each spring, which in the past has hosted such writers as Rick Moody, Luc Sante, Paul Muldoon, Andre Aciman, Francine Prose, David Means, Terese Svoboda, Anthony Swofford, Russell Banks, Alison Lurie, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Yusef Komunyakaa, Chang-Rae Lee, Kimiko Hahn, Joyce Carol Oates, Sindiwe Magona, and Susan Sontag.

Join us in April for a day of workshops and readings in creative writing, literature, and publishing. We welcome participation from scholars in all disciplines, creative writers of all stripes, professional editors, secondary-, middle-, and elementary-level educators, graduate and undergraduate students, and the general public--in short, anyone interested in reading, writing and literature. We also offer Professional Development Hours to New Jersey Educators.

Past Conference Programs: 2017 | 2016 | 20152014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 

We are pleased to announce that our next conference,

featuring the memoirist Paul Lisicky,

is set for Saturday, April 6th, 2019.

Click here for our printable pdf brochure (will be available in early 2019

Click here to go to our Eventbrite online registration site (will be available in early 2019)

We will convene in the Atrium building this year.

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Questions? Contact John Parras at parrasj@wpunj.edu